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Herbal Tea
Bitter Fennel, Licorice Root, Orange Peel, Organic Marshmallow Root, Saigon Cinnamon
Anise, Licorice, Spices, Sweet, Cinnamon, Artificial, Ginger
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205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 15 sec 12 oz / 342 ml

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From Traditional Medicinals

Smooth and silky.

Herbal Power
Helps you sing it loud, say it proud, stand up and be heard.

Reason to Love
Slippery elm or Ulmus rubra (Latin for “red elm,” so called for its lovely reddish bark) is a beautiful, native North American elm tree. It’s the inner bark of this tree that is actually called “slippery elm” due to its, yes, slippery, smooth, and slimy-in-a-good-way properties. Combined with licorice and marshmallow root, we think this tea blend is like taking your voice to the spa—because we all need a little comfort sometimes so we can get back to being our best.

Sweet and earthy, silky, with a distinct licorice taste.

Pour 8 oz. freshly boiled water over 1 tea bag.
Cover cup & Steep for 10-15 minutes.
Squeeze tea bag to ensure maximum goodness in your cup.
Enjoy 4-6 cups daily. Especially good with honey!

One of the primary sources of wild slippery elm bark (an ingredient in this tea) is in Eastern Kentucky. We are honored to partner with rural Appalachian families there who approach their bark collection with a deep reverence for the trees and plants of these hilly forests. Carefully harvesting limited and sustainable amounts of the bark by hand, they are maintaining the health of the trees, and preserving this precious resource for generations to come.

Ingredients: Organic licorice root, Organic slippery elm bark, Organic licorice root dry aqueous extract, Organic marshmallow root [PhEur], Organic wild cherry bark, Organic bitter fennel fruit, Organic Saigon cinnamon bark, Organic sweet orange peel

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60 Tasting Notes

2977 tasting notes

yup, still tastes vile. Desperate times call for desperate measures though. And honey, lots of honey…


That stuff DOES work though. I forgot about it…I haven’t had it in a while. Hope you feel better!

Josie Jade

Feel better!


I used to love that stuff. Oh well, they say it has to taste bad to be good, so if you don’t like it, maybe that’s a good thing and will make it more effective. I think the theory is if you hate your medicine, you’ll get well quicker so you won’t have to drink it anymore. Here’s hoping.

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300 tasting notes

My tea drinking lately has been boring due to ear thing, cough and sore throat, I’ve brewed various loose leaf green teas with various Traditional Medicinal tea bags, sometimes steeping the green first then using that liquid for the bag, sometimes vice versa and haven’t been pleased with any of the results until this one. Throat Coat (because that’s the predominant symptom today) with Choice Organic’s Kukicha bag tea. I steeped the former for 5 mins on its own and added the twig tea for an additional 3 mins. The result? Sweet, roasted, deep, cool spice, soothing goodness. They round each other out very nicely.

I did get to brew tea for my sister and our husband, Bailin Gonfu and Laoshan Northern Black. For whatever reason the Bailin was not playing very nicely, but they loved the Laoshan. Still on the hunt for a gaiwan, I’m torn about styles and hesitant about ordering from random online stores. Any suggestions are welcome.

On a completely unrelated note, I chopped my hair to chin length (it was long and getting so easily tangled). Weight off my shoulders for sure, husband doesn’t know yet and likely will not care, should be long again by November.

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I have been drinking this and gypsy cold care alternating between each cup, not my favorite flavor (kinda mediciney) but it works on a sore throat It works well!!!

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382 tasting notes

Ugh, only I could be careless enough to catch cold in August of all things. Couldn’t I have waited a few days for it to at least be September? That is slightly less embarrassing.

Anyway, yeah, so my throat hurts which is a bummer AND my belly is unhappy, so out comes the throat coat! This tea is really amazingly effective and, although I could do without the anise, it doesn’t taste too bad either.


“This tea is really amazingly effective and, although I could do without the anise, it doesn’t taste too bad either.”

My sentiments exactly!


Does anyone like anise? Why do people keep using it!


Some people must, but I only know this because licorice exists and someone must be buying it… no one I know!

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Got a bag of this from a co-worker when I was attacked by some cold germ. Though my throat wasn’t the sorest (so I can’t attest to the magical healing/soothing properties), it was a very comforting tea and I could see why this has a cult following at my workplace in the winter. The tingling sweetness in the back of my throat was nice. The licorice/fennel smell out of the bag really hit me square in the face, but the taste is much more subdued and mellows out nicely (a plus for me, who isn’t the biggest fan of black licorice.) I’ll have to get a box for when I really do have a sore throat and try it out!

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726 tasting notes

Another backlog from a couple nights ago.
I do so much talking at work and my throat isn’t used to it. It like hurts a lot whenever I talk, but luckily I haven’t lost it yet! I’m down to my last bag of this and I might need to replenish.
This tea, I really don’t like the taste of it at all. It tastes way to medicine-y and licorice-y and gross, but it’s the only one that helps soothe my throat.

I’d happily drink jugs of this tea if it means that my throat will get better, but alas, I think I can only take a single 12oz mug of this tea every once in a while.

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737 tasting notes

Stole a bag of this from my housemate. Desperate times call for desperate measure.

It tastes GROSS. Wayyyyyy too much licorice and anise. But damned if it isn’t working! Not the most pleasant experience flavor wise, but if you can just power through it, your throat will no longer be tickly or sore. Temporarily.

Blahhhhh I just wanna get better…

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377 tasting notes

After reading pizzagirl’s review I decided to write a review of this. I have used this for years. I don’t get sick very often but being behind the mic in radio and DJing gotta take care of the voice. This does a great job of soothing a scratchy throat…..and it’s pretty tasty.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Yeah, this one’s great, especially with honey melted into it. I used to work in radio; two announcers I knew swore by jalapenos (from a jar) between talks sets for a sore throat.

The DJBooth

Never heard of that method….but if it works….I’m glad I don’t get sick very often :)

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This tea is the hub of the performing arts department, namely among vocalists and its easy to see why. It is naturally sweet so there is no need for sweeteners which can irritate sore throats and perpetuate laryngitis. Honey compliments this really well, so if a healthy sweetener is desired, a tsp of honey enhances the flavors and doesn’t overpower it. It’s scent is very herbal and medicine-like but there is a sweet aroma emitted as well. This tea is perfect and is among the most liked in our health conscious, taste connoisseurs, social circle. It’s also a favorite amongst those who generally detest tea. It’s super soothing. Super smooth in taste and with a bit of a slimy texture from the licorice and mallow. To ward off colds and enhance it’s medicinal properties (and add a pleasant spicy taste), I take 1 tsp of freshly fine chopped ginger per 2 cups of water and make a decoction for 20 minutes, simmering the ginger for 15 minutes, then turning off the heat and steeping this tea in the remaining 5 minutes. It warms up the body and induces “feel good” vibes to get one off the bed and ready to sing. This is my favorite packet tea!!

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98 tasting notes

I’ve seen this quite a bit, since I go to St. Olaf, where choir occupies a good portion of many of my friends’ lives. I tried the lemon echinacea last year and don’t really remember what it was like, but when I stumbled into Health Services with a nasty cold and a persistent sore throat, the nurse gave me a bag to try. And try I did. I steeped it for 10 minutes and had some before a midday nap; it felt so good on my scratchy throat…when I woke up it felt much better! I liked the taste too…yes it’s a bit mediciney but I like that. It’s reminiscent of my “Aveda” comforting tea (which I make myself now, heehee) but with more of an anise taste. Mmmm. This is just what I needed.

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